THE CLEVELAND STREET SCANDAL (SIGNED)

Author: Hyde (H. Montgomery)
Year: 1976
Publisher: CM&G (New York)
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: Vg+/Vg+
Price: 125.00
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Hardback. 1st US edn. SIGNED. The scandal centering around a homosexual brothel in London's West End which created an enormous sensation in 1889 and 1890 since it involved some of the highest in the land, including Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, elder son of the Prince of Wales, and Lord Arthur Somerset, son of the Duke of Beaufort. Warrants were issued for the arrest of the brothel-keeper and Lord Arthur Somerset amongst others. There followed 3 trials - the first for gross indecency with telegraph boys in the Post Office, the second for criminal libel, and a third for conspiracy to defeat the course of justice. Illus., Who's Who, Note on Sources and Index. 266pp. 8vo. h/back. With a note to the half-tp by the author : 'This edition, unlike the English, has the illustrations correctly captioned.' PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED (to J.C.G. Hammond an antiquarian book dealer) BY H. MONTGOMERY HYDE. Vg+ in protected patchily sunned Vg+ dw.

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